Eva Mendes has one of the most alluring faces in Hollywood. Although she has her pick of designer clothes she is often spotted in vintage dresses, both on and off the red carpet.
Eva wears vintage day dresses as well as formal evening gowns:
1950s rose print dress
1960s brocade shift
1980s polka dots
1960s sequin dress
1970s maxi dress
1970s coral frock with lace trim
1950s Lancetti dress
Her sultry looks are strongly reminiscent of another Latin beauty - Sophia Loren. Fashion editors have played up to this similarity in several magazine shoots...
Sophia Loren in the 1950s
The contemporary designs Eva wears are usually very retro-inspired:
1970s-style gown by Stella McCartney
1950s-style prom dress by Monique Lhuillier
1940s-inspired tailoring in Dior
Her style is very Old Hollywood - even down to the accessories:
Eva's look really reminds of this photo of actress Valerie Hobson:
To read my blog on vintage turbans (and the incredible women who wore them) click here. Eva's beautifully proportioned face lends itself to retro hairstyles too:
1940s rolls in forthcoming movie The Spirit
1960s chignon (also a favourite with Carrie Bradshaw)
The actress recently partnered with New York & Company to create a fashion line, which will be called Eva by Eva Mendes. The line will be rolled out across 519 US stores later this year.
If you like Eva's casual look we have a beautiful selection of vintage floral prints in stock. To view in our online boutique please click here. Next celebrity fan: Kristin Davis. Stay tuned..